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Department & Discount Retail Industry Profitability

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Department & Discount Retail Industry Profitability Ratios 1 Q 2018 4 Q 2017 3 Q 2017 2 Q 2017 1 Q 2017
  2018 2017 2017 2017 2017
Gross Margin 36.3 % 29.28 % 29.66 % 29.68 % 28.19 %
Gross Margin Annual (TTM) 33.79 % 29.2 % 28.82 % 28.53 % 28.29 %
Gross Margin Ranking # 65 # 78 # 79 # 78 # 81
EBITDA Margin 9.31 % 6.56 % 5.44 % 6.88 % 7.46 %
EBITDA Margin Annual (TTM) 9.58 % 6.59 % 6.9 % 7.05 % 7.18 %
EBITDA Margin Ranking # 80 # 85 # 93 # 92 # 88
Operating Margin 5.75 % 4.65 % 3.7 % 4.79 % 4.84 %
Operating Margin Annual (TTM) 6.16 % 4.52 % 4.65 % 4.65 % 4.7 %
Operating Margin Ranking # 80 # 84 # 90 # 91 # 90
Pre-Tax Margin 4.23 % 3.57 % 2.14 % 3.7 % 4.05 %
Pre-Tax Margin Annual (TTM) 5 % 3.39 % 3.63 % 3.82 % 3.93 %
Pre-Tax Margin Ranking # 76 # 72 # 90 # 85 # 87
Net Margin 3.19 % 4.23 % 1.24 % 2.05 % 2.71 %
Net Margin Annual (TTM) 4.07 % 2.53 % 2.26 % 2.37 % 2.52 %
Net Margin Ranking # 76 # 64 # 92 # 87 # 86


Gross Margin Comment

Department & Discount Retail Industry increased Gross Margin through reduction in Cost of Sales and despite contraction in Gross Profit by -9.94 % and Revenue -24.57 %. Gross Margin in 1 Q 2018 was 36.3 %, a new Industry high.

On the trailing twelve months basis gross margin in 1 Q 2018 grew to 33.79 %.

Within Retail sector 3 other industries have achieved higher gross margin. Gross margin total ranking has impoved so far to 65, from total ranking in previous quarter at 78.

Note, first quarter Numbers include only companies who have reported first quarter earnings results. Numbers change as more businesses report financial results. See the full List.

Gross Margin Statistics
High Average Low
36.3 % 27.62 % 24.67 %
1. quarter 2018   4. quarter 2004

Gross Margin Industry Ranking
Within: No.
Retail Sector # 4
Overall # 65

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Other Gross Margins
Compare Industry's gross margin to Lu's or S&P Gross profits within Department & Discount Retail Industry
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Profitability for Lu's Suppliers Definiton of Gross Margin

Department & Discount Retail Industry EBITDA Margin Statistics

 
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EBITDA Margin Statistics
High Average Low
9.79 % 7.27 % 2.11 %
4. quarter 2006   1. quarter 2015

EBITDA Margin Industry Ranking
Within: No.
Retail Sector # 4
Overall # 80

EBITDA Margin Comment
Department & Discount Retail Industry increased Ebitda Margin through reduction in operating costs and despite contraction in Ebitda by -38.82 % and Revenue -24.57 %. Ebitda Margin in 1 Q 2018 was 9.31 %, higher than Industry average.

On the trailing twelve months basis Ebitda Margin in 1 Q 2018 grew to 9.58 %.

Within Retail sector 3 other industries have achieved higher ebitda margin. Ebitda margin total ranking has impoved so far to 80, from total ranking in previous quarter at 85.

Other EBITDA Margins
Compare Industry's EBITDA margin to Lu's or S&P Gross profits within Department & Discount Retail Industry
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Profitability for Industry's Suppliers Industry Net Cash Flow Margin


Department & Discount Retail Industry Operating Margin Statistics

 
Operating Margin Comment
Department & Discount Retail Industry increased Operating Margin through reduction in operating costs and despite contraction in Operating Profit by -47.13 % and Revenue -24.57 %. Operating Margin in 1 Q 2018 was 5.75 %, higher than Industry average.

On the trailing twelve months basis operating margin in 1 Q 2018 grew to 6.16 %.

Within Retail sector 3 other industries have achieved higher operating margin. Operating margin total ranking has impoved so far to 80, from total ranking in previous quarter at 84.

Operating Margin Statistics
High Average Low
8.16 % 5.57 % 3.7 %
4. quarter 2006   3. quarter 2017

Operating Margin Industry Ranking
Within: No.
Retail Sector # 4
Overall # 80
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Department & Discount Retail Industry Pre-Tax Margin Statistics

 
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Pre-Tax Margin Statistics
High Average Low
7.62 % 4.79 % 2.14 %
4. quarter 2006   3. quarter 2017

Pre-Tax Margin Comment
Department & Discount Retail Industry increased Pre-Tax Margin through reduction in total costs and despite contraction in Pre-Tax Income by -56.43 % and Revenue -24.57 %. Pre-Tax Margin in 1 Q 2018 was 4.23 %, below Industry average.

On the trailing twelve months basis Pre-Tax Margin in 1 Q 2018 grew to 5 %.

Within Retail sector 3 other industries have achieved higher Pre-Tax Margin. Pre-Tax Margin total ranking has deteriorated compare to previous quarter from 72 to 76.
Pre-Tax Margin Industry Ranking
Within: No.
Retail Sector # 4
Overall # 76

Pre-Tax Margins
Compare Industry's pre-tax margin to Lu's or S&P Net profits within Department & Discount Retail Industry
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Profitability for Lu's Competitors Industry Tax Rate


Department & Discount Retail Industry Net Margin Statistics

 
Net Margin Comment

Department & Discount Retail Industry experienced contraction in Net Profit by -74.83 % and Revenue by -24.57 %, while Net Margin fell to 3.19 %, higher than Industry's average Net Margin.

On the trailing twelve months basis Net margin in 1 Q 2018 grew to 4.07 %.

Within Retail sector 4 other industries have achieved higher Net margin. Net margin total ranking has deteriorated compare to previous quarter from 64 to 76.

Net Margin Statistics
High Average Low
5.33 % 3.01 % -2.76 %
4. quarter 2010   4. quarter 2014
Net Margin Industry Ranking
Within: No.
Retail Sector # 5
Overall # 76
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Other Net Margins
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Profitability for Lu's Suppliers Definiton of Net Margin

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